Court orders publishing of agreement between Shahzeb's family, Shahrukh Jatoi

Shahrukh’s brother files acquittal plea in forged documents case

Our Correspondent January 06, 2018
Shahzeb Khan, 20, was shot dead by Shahrukh Jatoi, who was convicted on June 7. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A South district and sessions court ordered that the agreement signed between the family of Shahzeb Khan and Shahrukh Jatoi be published in newspapers.
“The agreement must be published in newspapers and anyone objecting to the compromise agreement must contact the court before the next hearing,” ordered the court on Friday.
Shahrukh was accused of murdering Shahzeb but his family recently reached an agreement with the accused.
Shahrukh along with other suspects, Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Mustafa Lashari, was present at the hearing. The court had earlier sought details of the legal arguments raised in the Sindh High Court during the hearing of the appeal in the case. The court later adjourned the hearing, fixing the next hearing for January 20.
Shahzeb’s father had earlier submitted in court an affidavit of the agreement between his family and the suspects, pardoning all the suspects in the murder case of his son, after which the court accepted the bail pleas of Shahrukh and his friends.

Shahrukh Jatoi, brother get exemption from appearance
Meanwhile, in another case concerning the use of forged documents to fly abroad, Shahrukh’s brother Nawab Jatoi, along with other suspects, filed on Friday an acquittal plea in a Malir court.
The plea was filed under the Section 249A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which gives powers to the magistrate to acquit the accused at any stage of hearing if the magistrate deems charges against him or her are groundless.
It was pleaded to the court that the case was under trial since more than five years and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) could not produce evidence against the petitioners. It was argued that no indictment took place during the course of the hearings. The court sent notice to the FIA on the acquittal plea.


Parvez | 3 years ago | Reply Let us hope for once justice is done .... and the courts do not hide behind following the letter of the law.... and poor prosecution.
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